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SDG Academy Courses & Certifications 2022

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Age of Sustainable Development

The Age of Sustainable Development programme by edX imparts intelligence to all its learners in the concepts like economic development, MDGs, planetary boundaries, human rights, universal health coverage, gender equality, education, sustainable food, sustainable cities, and climate changes.

Age of Sustainable Development course also provides knowledge to the candidate on basic concepts in sustainable development that would help the candidate to achieve their goals. The candidate will learn to safeguard biodiversity. The candidate will also learn about the importance of renewable energy resources. This course also speaks about gender equality and offers equal rights to every living being. Various human rights are also discussed in this programme. Pursuing the Age of Sustainable Development certification course will help the nations to flourish without harming the environment.

The certificate which is awarded at the end of the course has the logo of the institution and is signed by the instructor. Verified and the shareable certificate is provided to the participants on completion of the programme. The certificate can be shared with other platforms including LinkedIn.

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14 Weeks
Intermediate
Free
Skills Covered:
Knowledge of law

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Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet

In the Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet programme, you will learn about the challenges that modern economies face, namely, inflation, unemployment, fiscal deficits, trade berries, protectionism, etc. You will also learn about the threat that these challenges pose for billions of people all over the world, and how to overcome these challenges and pursue economic growth when life on this planet is becoming increasingly fragile. 

The Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet course will rewire the candidates’ understanding of Macroeconomics in the context of sustainability in an interdependent world. It explores all the traditional macroeconomic tools and principles and how they play out in the age of globalisation and the current wave of sustainable development. The course is led by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs from Columbia University, who is also a senior UN advisor, and Felipe Larraín, former Chilean Minister of Finance. 

Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet is a 13-week, self-paced learning programme wherein you need to invest no more than 2-4 hours every week, as per their convenience.

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13 Weeks
Intermediate
Free
Skills Covered:
Knowledge of Economics

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Natural Resources for Sustainable Development

The Natural Resources for Sustainable Development course has been scrupulously designed to thoroughly guide the candidates on how to utilize the available resources without destroying the planet. Produced by the National Resource Governance Institute itself, the course is quite apt for all the sustainable development practitioners as it meticulously covers all the theoretical aspects related to sustainable development in a very concise manner within a span of 12 weeks. 

The course thoroughly describes why the communication between various industries, government & citizens is critical to sustainable natural resource management. The course neatly describes the history & advent of all the major natural resources such as oil, coal. It also explains the whole funnel regarding the extraction of a natural resource up to it being used as a finished product or with a finished product e.g. Petroleum as fuel in various industries & through various methods of extraction. It slightly covers the legal aspects as well, which might prove to be very beneficial.

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12 Weeks
Intermediate
Free

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The Korean Story : Secrets of an Economic Miracle

The Korean Story: Secrets of an Economic Miracle course features South Korea's present status as far as human improvement markers and the SDGs and offers experiences on how different nations can accomplish comparable development stories with organized change and strategy measures.

The Korean Story: Secrets of an Economic Miracle certification course offers modules from driving Korean specialists in financial aspects, governmental issues, instruction, wellbeing, sexual orientation strengthening, provincial turn of events, and transportation. The prominent idea pioneer in financial aspects and feasible turn of events, Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, presents the early on a module about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), zeroing in on the Korean experience of defining objectives and focuses to accomplish them.

The Korean Story: Secrets of an Economic Miracle was created and delivered by the KDI School of Public Policy and Management, in association with the SDG Academy.

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11 Weeks
Intermediate
Free
Skills Covered:
Knowledge of Economics

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Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Challenging Poverty, Vulnerability and Social Exclusion

Human rights’ sanctity faces a massive threat today, with children, indigenous people, and women’s rights witnessing regular violations. These wrongdoings are affecting these sections and pose a threat to our collective future and the world’s stability. As such, it’s essential to understand the core of these rights and their current effects, which is what this Human Rights, Human Wrongs certification course aims to impart.

This 11-week, open-online-programme is an SDG Academy offering, that uses legal frameworks to explore the numerous barriers of human rights becoming a reality in societies worldwide. The Human Rights, Human Wrongs certification syllabus touches on essential topics such as human rights’ needs, international legal frameworks, gendered poverty, gendered violence, and more.

Joshua Castellino and Sarah Bradshaw, SDG Academy’s skilled instructors, will teach Human Rights, Human Wrongs training. At the same time, the curriculum is an intermediate one, it's best suited for graduates, human rights practitioners, private-sector actors, policymakers, etc. To accelerate employment reach, aspirants can opt for the paid certificate, which is verified to showcase their learnt skills in this field.

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11 Weeks
Intermediate
Free
Skills Covered:
Knowledge of law

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Tech for good: The role ICT in achieving the SDGs

The course is based on the programme Tech for Good, designed by UNESCO and Centic.br which aims for the development of information society. It brings leaders and developers in the field of information and communication (ICT), and sustainable development to demonstrate how digital technology has changed the lifestyle of the people.

The Tech for Good: The Role of ICT in achieving the SDGs training addresses main approaches of ICTs for SGDs, and acknowledges the learners how the technology is used in government services and citizens. The course provides a complete overview of ICT infrastructure, promoting digital inclusiveness, creating systems, expanding knowledge in society, and connecting them to the outer world. The module also provides information on artificial intelligence, metric for data analysis, case studies, and challenges of the technology.

The Tech for Good: The Role of ICT in achieving the SDGs programme is free available. Those candidates who want to learn about these topics can enroll for free. And candidates who get a certificate can switch or select the upgrade option available in the Tech for Good: The Role of ICT in achieving the SDGs certification. Certificates issued will be duly signed by the instructor and can be shared on all digital platforms.

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10 Weeks
Intermediate
Free
Skills Covered:
Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence Knowledge of Cyber Security Knowledge of IT industry

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Global Public Health

Taught by experts from Harvard, the Public Health Foundation of India, National Institute of Transforming India (NITI), and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Global Public Health by edX explains the intrinsic value of an individual’s health. This intermediate course focuses on the subjects of Health and Safety.

The Global Public Health certification syllabus touches on the influences and results of quality health globally that fulfill Sustainable Development Goals. The course instills an understanding of a nation as supported by the four pillars of economic, individual health, social, and environmental well-being of citizens. One learning module is assigned per week, which students can tackle at their own pace and convenience.

This 10-week course is offered by the SDG Academy- an initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Learners can benefit from the Global Public Health certification, which is purchasable. The certificate is shareable on LinkedIn, and can also be attached to your resume or portfolio.

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10 Weeks
Intermediate
Free
Skills Covered:
Knowledge of epidemiology

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Ethics in Action

Ethics in Action programme is an intermediate course that focuses on the moral challenges of sustainable development and the idea of virtue ethics which is extremely relevant today. The programme curriculum has been curated by SDGAcademyX and is spread over a span of 10 modules. It also aims to explain what virtue ethics mean in different major philosophical and religious traditions. Further, you will learn about the biggest world challenges such as poverty, climate change, corruption, etc.

The Ethics in Action online course calls for virtue ethics to make our world and future more peaceful and sustainable. You will be introduced to the concept of ethics in action, religion and virtue ethics, environmental justice, politics, and power and more. This learning programme includes video chapters, case studies, extra readings, discussion forum, and other learning resources to help you excel. 

Moreover, you also have the option to purchase a verified certificate after completing the Ethics in Action certification programme. Also, the 'Verified Track' will provide you with unlimited access to the course material, feedback, and graded assignments.

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10 Weeks
Intermediate
Free
Skills Covered:
Knowledge of religion

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Sustainable Food Systems: A Mediterranean Perspective

The Mediterranean region is one of the world’s most biodiverse areas, home to an intricate patchwork of climates, cuisines, and cultures. Its food systems are considerably complex. However, today it cannot sustain its people well. This is because of various issues, including natural resources overexploitation, food loss, declining food culture, etc. The Sustainable Food Systems: A Mediterranean Perspective programme explains these hurdles as well as the Mediterranean basin’s opportunities for its agricultural sector.

The extensive Sustainable Food Systems: A Mediterranean Perspective certification syllabus covers essential topics. You will learn about the global-to-local obstacles for achieving SDG (sustainable development goals), the ‘Mediterranean diet’, agricultural data with a primary focus on value creation and rural development models, EU policy frameworks, international agreements, emerging opportunities, and much more.

edX’s Sustainable Food Systems: A Mediterranean Perspective training is a free, online, and intermediate-level curriculum. It has no prerequisites and offers a self-paced schedule for convenient learning. Taught by the SDG Academy, this 10-week course also features video transcripts in three languages. Completing the programme, you can also get certified by purchasing the verified track.

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10 Weeks
Intermediate
January 14 - August,31 2022
Free
Skills Covered:
Knowledge of Agricultural practices

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Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet

Worldwide phenomena such as global warming, degradation of our natural resources, harmful emissions, etc., have affected our planet for decades. The Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet certification course is a 10-week-long online programme meant to give you deep insights into the critical topic of climate change. You can either audit the curriculum for free or buy the certificate.

The Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet online programme by edX focuses on the commitments to dampen the impact of climate change, such as the sweeping Paris Agreement. With this programme and its extensive modules, you will gain valuable insights into how these commitments can be transitioned into action.

EdX’s Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet certification syllabus touches upon diverse climate change concepts. It is systematically divided into seven modules for an enhanced learning experience. You will learn from expert researchers and professors hailing from well-known institutions, namely, the Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project (DDPP), Columbia University's Earth Institute, among others.

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10 Weeks
Intermediate
January 14 - August,31 2022
Free
Skills Covered:
Knowledge of Environmental Science

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Climate Change Science and Negotiations

The Climate Change Science and Negotiations certification course teach fundamentals necessary for saving the environment and restricting climate change. In this course, candidates will discover strategies to mitigate the effects of the global greenhouse gas emissions and how these solutions can be applied in various national contexts improvements. This course was produced before the 2015 United Nations climate change conference – COP21 – in Paris. 

Although the political environment has changed dramatically, this course provides a synopsis of the science behind climate change. It is a single-semester course during which candidates will learn different ways to stop environmental change by applying methods that minimize human activities and promote sustainable growth. Candidates can attain Climate Change Science and Negotiations certification by the end of the curriculum, which will further help them pursue this field in their academics. It is an online course that allows students to focus on self-paced learning along with the mentor support provided during the entire training. 

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10 Weeks
Intermediate
January 14 - August,31 2022
Free